Firstly….thank you to everyone for all your wonderful name suggestions for my shortly to be released cross the body bag!

The Lombard Street Bag - a ChrisW Designs Advanced Sewing Pattern!
Each and every suggestion was very MUCH appreciated and WOW…there were soooo many great names to choose from that my daughters and I spent the best part of the afternoon trying to narrow the choices down to just ONE! NOT an easy task! (But still a better one than my flicking the pages of a names book and choosing the name my finger lands on! LOLLL)

Sooooo….DRUM ROLL PLEASE……………..

The winner is: (extracted from the comment section)

Jane @

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immediately thought of “Lombard Street” in San Francisco with its
tight hairpin turns. Plus it would be a great bag to take on a trip to San
Francisco with all the hidden pockets and the iPad sleeve! Love it!!!


Of course, being Aussies and having never been to Lombard Street or indeed San Francisco…….the first thing we did was google it! (What else? LOLLL)

The first thing we saw was this picture:

Lombard Street

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WOW….yes….it is indeed reminiscent of this bag (or should that be the other way around?LOLL) PLUS ….we liked the sound of the name….”The Lombard Street Bag” catchy….don’t you think?

Interestingly….(according to Wikipedia)…. Lombard Street is known for being the crookedest (most winding) street in the world due to its 8 sharp turns (or switchbacks as they are apparently called too). The crooked section of the street is about 400 m (14 mile) long and is reserved for one-way traffic traveling east (downhill) and is paved with red bricks. The speed limit in this section is 8 km/h (5 mph).

Mind you….we have a few crooked streets here too LOLLL BUT admittedly none like this one!

So again thank you to everyone entering the competition…it was indeed a lot of FUN to see all the names come in….so many great ideas! BUT Unfortunately there can only be one winner so congrats to you Jane…I’ll be in touch with you shortly to send you the PDF PLUS sort out just where to send your hardware kit to! 🙂

AND in case any of you are wondering…….I am doing the final editing as feedback is coming in as I type ……so The Lombard Street Bag pattern will be out VERY SOON! 🙂

Happy sewing!

Lombard Street San Francisco Night Shot

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  1. LOLLLL Your hardware will be in the post today and you will receive the pattern as soon as I am done editing….and you deserve it….we love the name! LOLL Mind you……it wasn’t easy as there were so many great suggestions BUT…we just kept coming back to this one! 🙂

  2. That is absolutely perfect and great name! Wow, we have some curling roads on mountains in Greece but I’m happy I don’t have to go home from that road. But it’s beautiful and impressive! Your bag is fantastic! x Teje

  3. OMG, this name is perfect, congrats to the winner and to you Christine for another great pattern! I just came back from my trip to San Francisco and of course I visited famous Lombard Street as well! When I opened your blogpost to read about the winner name I was like: awwwwwww…..!!!! Great times and I can’t wait to go back there again. Perhaps with my very own Lombard Street Bag 🙂

  4. Sorry for the late reply Teje…..It’s been go go GO, getting the pattern ready and released! NOW I need a holiday! LOLLL Thanks for your lovely comments…I am pleased you like it! 🙂

  5. LOL…How lucky were you to have just been there recently Anna….I would dearly LOVE to go BUT….alas…it is soooo far from here!! Maybe one day though! 🙂 If you DO go back with a Lombard Street bag, be sure to take pics and sent them to ME! 🙂

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